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  • Pregame notes: Bruins vs. Senators | Jan. 18, 2010


    Pregame notes: Bruins vs. Senators | Jan. 18, 2010

    Joe Makarski January 18, 2010

    The Boston Bruins will play host to the Ottawa Senators for the second of three times at the TD Garden this season, and for the fifth-of-six-times total on the season. Today, at 1pm EST, these two Northeast Division team will be squaring off for the 99th time with the Bruins holding a 55-28-8-7 overall record while outscoring Ottawa 318-254.

    The Bruins – 23-16-8, 54 points, 2nd in the Northeast Division, 5th overall in the East – are 13-8-3 at home this season.

    • Tim Thomas’ lifetime stats vs. the Senators: 16-5-0, 2.01 GAA, .935 SV%, and 4 SO.
    • The Bruins are the No. 1 ranked NHL team on the PK, 88.1%
    • Boston will be playing in their ninth, of 19, matinee games of the season, with a 3-3-2 record.
    • The B’s are 4-0-0 against Ottawa this season.

    The Senators – 24-21-4, 52 points, 3rd Northeast Division, 7th overall in the East – are 8-13-1 on the road this season.

    • The Senators are the 30th ranked NHL team on the PP, 13.8%…
    • …and 0-11 in their last five games.
    • The Sens are the ninth ranked Pk team in the league, 828%…
    • …and 19 for their last 20 over their last five games.

    Update: The Bruins will be without Marco Sturm, Steve Begin, and Byron Bitz for today’s lineup. Patrice Bergeron will be a game-time decision, right after warms-ups.

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